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NFL Players Association contest rewards mobile dev with license this season

In the world of professional sports licensing, one of the more widely maligned situations is the exclusive NFL license held by Electronic Arts for home console games. That's just one aspect of sports licensing, as organizations that stand as players unions are also able to license out the images...

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Report: EA and NFL restructure exclusivity deal amid work stoppage fears

The NFL has cut EA a break, reports SportsBusiness Journal, reducing the Madden maker's licensing fee by an undisclosed amount for the next football season, which remains in jeopardy as the current collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players' union is set to expire March 4...

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EA looking to add Michael Vick to Madden 10 on August 19

Earlier today, Kotaku reported everyone's favorite animal lover (sarcasm, ahoy!) could make his way into Madden 10 via an update. See, yesterday he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, cementing his return to the NFL. But, since Madden 10 already shipped, many wondered if he would even be in the...

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Report: Retired NFL players planning to sue EA and Madden for royalties

A story on GamePolitics recently pointed our attention to the blog of NFL retiree Dave Pear, where fellow former football player Bernie Parrish announced that a number of retired NFL players are planning to sue Electronic Arts and John Madden for using their likenesses in a number of Madden titles...

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EA dished out $35 million to NFL Players' Union in 2007

With the drama surrounding EA and the NFLPA right now, all kinds of dirty laundry is being pulled out from the bottom of the pile and paraded to one and all. Enter former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Dave Pear, who has posted the NFLPA's 2007 LM-2, a report required by the U.S. Department of...

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NFL to pay $28 million to retired players in Madden royalty dispute

Here's the deal: John Elway is relaxing at home, enjoying a cold glass of iced tea, perhaps watching clips of his glory days. His son Jack comes into the room and asks if he can play his Madden football game, because the Elways only have one huge TV for the whole family to share. John allows it,...

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NFL retirees awarded $28m in Madden suit, appeal pending

Score one for the old guys! A U.S. District Court jury in San Francisco has ruled in favor of a group of retired NFL players who filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Football League Players Association for the underhanded use of their likenesses in various Madden games. Basically, the...

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